Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Trump Told Russians He Fired 'Nut Job' Comey Because Of Investigation

Johnnie Parks | 22 May, 2017, 17:44

Late Friday, the Senate intelligence committee announced that Comey had agreed to testify at an open hearing at an undetermined date after Memorial Day.

Reports of a memo said to have been written by Comey details the former FBI director's discomfort during a meeting with the president in which he asked Comey to "let it go" in regards to the investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. "Director Comey served his country with honor for many years, and he deserves an opportunity to tell his story".

"Moreover, the American people deserve an opportunity to hear it", Warner concluded. "Zero", Trump said Thursday during a news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.

U.S. president Donald Trump has denied he asked former FBI director James Comey to halt an investigation into former national security adviser Mike Flynn, as he dismissed the appointment of a Special Counsel to oversee the investigation as a "witch-hunt".

However, after the Times reported that Trump had sought Comey's loyalty in the dinner meeting, Wittes said that "he saw Mr. Trump's behavior in a "more menacing light" and made a decision to speak out", according to the report.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein faced questions by U.S. senators desperate for details about his appointment of a special counsel to investigate possible collusion between President Donald Trump's associates and Russian Federation.

The White House did not dispute the account portrayed, and instead said that the FBI investigation had put unnecessary pressure on the President's ability to conduct diplomacy with Russian Federation.

He added, "The investigation would have always continued, and obviously, the termination of Comey would not have ended it".

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White House officials did not deny either story, but only stressed that Trump and his staff had no collusion with Russian Federation.

The conversations, discovered during intelligence intercepts, alarmed the Obama White House so much that there was a "five alarm fire" regarding Flynn, and the Obama administration limited sharing of information with him during the transition when he was penciled in for National Security Advisor. The adviser under scrutiny is not named, but described as someone close to Trump.

The White House is defending Trump's words and actions, claiming that letting Comey go was a negotiating tactic aimed at allowing the U.S.to better engage with Russian Federation.

“I just fired the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The President maintains he was surprised by the response to Comey's firing.

In his earlier Twitter posts, Trump criticized the naming of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, an official he himself appointed.

Spicer offered a new explanation for that firing, saying that Trump had been trying to improve relations with Russian Federation - and Comey got in the way.

"This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" added Trump. For one thing, Nixon was "very shrewd, so strategic: It's simply inconceivable he would get caught with his trousers down implicating himself on the record, like Trump now does nearly daily", Perlstein contends, referring to the tweets and seemingly inconsistent statements coming from Trump regarding Comey and "the Russian Federation thing".

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